Archive for April2018

My Journey Comes to the End

The journey ended on Monday. I received an email (I thought it should have at least of been a phone call). I am disappointed and it left me with a pit in my stomach. My kidney function test was 2 points below the UNC standard. Remember that UNC’s goal is to make sure the donor is […]

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 4

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 4 Have you ever been a position to make a difference?  Would you help someone in need?  I hope you would jump in to help someone, from learning CPR to giving a dollar to someone who needs it without thinking about it. I have tried to live my […]

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 3

One of the reasons for doing this is to bring awareness and information about becoming a living kidney donor. In Parts 1 and 2, I talked about the other reasons and the process so far. In Part 2, I let you know that I completed 24 hours of urine collection and had blood drawn. The […]

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 2 

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 2  In Part 1, I told you that I had attempted in the past to learn more about becoming a living kidney donor. I emailed and called a few places, but never received a response. Then something else came along and I would move on. Today, I am in […]

My Journey of Becoming A Living Kidney Donor: Part 1

The Journey of a Becoming a Living Donor I am not sure when I first thought about donating my kidney.  I grew up in Pittsburgh where the late Dr. Starzl practiced and performed the first liver transplant. Dr. Starzl was known as the “Father of Modern Organ Transplantation”. Maybe this is how it came about? […]